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Chapes named interim director of cancer research center

*S. Keith Chapes is the K-INBRE Undergraduate Coordinator Office Director, a Network Steering Committee Member, a Summer/Semester Scholar mentor, the 2012 Joan Hunt Mentoring Award recipient, and a 2010 Faculty Scholar Award recipient.

November 4, 2016—Stephen Keith Chapes has been named the interim director of the Johnson Cancer Research Center at Kansas State University. Chapes will replace Rob Denell, university distinguished professor of biology, who is retiring after directing the center for 13 years. 

Chapes, who is a professor in the university's Division of Biology specializing in immunology, innate immunity, macrophage biology and gravitational and space immunology, has served as the center's associate director since 2003. His duties included reviewing applications for funding by the center and providing input on the center's role at the university. He will serve as interim director for roughly a year while a national search is conducted for the position. read more >>

Inaugural inventor prize recognizes KU researcher

*Joanna Slusky is a 2015 Summer/Semester Scholar Mentor, and a 2016 Developmental Research Project Awardee.

November 2, 2016—A University of Kansas professor has been selected as one of the five inaugural recipients of a major fellowship for outstanding inventors for her work to combat superbug resistance to antibiotic drugs.

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced Joanna Slusky, assistant professor of molecular biosciences and computational biology, as a Moore Inventor Fellow. This new fellowship program recognizes early-career innovators at U.S. universities with a high potential to accelerate progress in scientific research, environmental conservation and patient care. see more >>



November 11, 2016
Veteran's Day, K-INBRE Closed

November 24-25, 2016
Thanksgiving, K-INBRE Closed

December 1, 2016
Deadline for the 2016 K-INBRE Symposium Registration and Abstract Submission

December 1, 2016
Deadline for submission of Partnership Pair, Post-doctoral Award, Bridging Grant proposals.

December 26, 2016
Christmas Holiday Observance, K-INBRE Closed

January 2, 2017
New Year's Day, K-INBRE Closed

January 13-15, 2017
2017 Annual K-INBRE Symposium, Manhattan, Kansas

January 15, 2017
Submission Deadline: Content for the INBRE Progress Report

January 16, 2017
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, K-INBRE Closed

February 1, 2017
Submission Deadline: Core Facility Support and Recruitment Package proposals

February 2, 2017
K-INBRE Undergraduate Seminar Series, 12-1pm. See your campus coordinator for more information

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